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May 26, 2008 04:10 PM

Lost recipe need help

Any one every heard of French silk hot chocolate drink? It is made in 3 stages. First is the chocolate mixture then you add to cream while you are whipping the cream. then you add hot milk to a small amount of the chocolate whipped concoction.

I found it in an old Betty Crocker book from 1961. I found one site but it ask for creme de cacao! Not sure if it is the same recipe. If anyone has heard of this recipe, or tried I would really appreciate it :)

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  1. You reminded me of this recipe from Pioneer which includes coffee and is called Pots de Creme:

    not sure that's exactly what you were looking for, but hope it helps

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    1. re: mess hall mama

      the link shows a recipe for a sleeping omellete. wow it looks really really good. thanks for the reply

    2. In my 1974 edition of Betty Crocker there is a recipe titled French Chocolate, also made in three stages, with corn syrup in cluded in the first stage, and the last stage is adding hot milk to the whipped stuff. Is this the recipe you're looking for?

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      1. re: janniecooks

        yes that's the one jannie!!!!! have you made it? does it ask for creme de cacao? maybe i couldn't find it since they changed the name.

        1. re: starkrazi

          I'm sorry to say I haven't made it. But the good news is there is no creme de cacao in it, so this must be it. It sure sounds tasty!

          French Chocolate
          1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
          1/4 cup light corn syrup
          3 tablespoons water
          1/2 teaspoon vanilla
          1 cup chilled whipping creme
          4 cups milk
          1. Heat chocolate pieces, corn syrp and water over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Chill.
          2. In chilled bowl, beat cream until stiff, adding chilled chocolate gradually. Continue beating until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon. Refrigerate.
          3. Just before serving, heat milk through but do not boil. Fill cups 1/2 full with whipped cream mixture. Fill cups with milk; blend.
          8 servings.

          1. re: janniecooks

            Thanks so much Jannie what book is this from? I want the book with this recipe. I bought a book on ebay thinking it was in but come to find out I bought the wrong one.
            the book i bought is the betty crocker new picture book from 1961!

            1. re: starkrazi

              starkrazi, as it happens I have two Betty Crocker cookbooks, "The Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook", second edition, was published in 1956 (inherited from my mom) and your recipe isn't in that one. The other is "Betty Crocker's Cookbook", published by Golden Press, twenty-sixth printing, published in 1976. The 1976 book is the volume that has your cocoa recipe.

              1. re: janniecooks

                finding this book won't be easy. i hope the person who has the book i found the recipe in will sell it to me. :)